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Sizing Help

Fancy Dress Costumes, unlike every day clothing, are designed and constructed to accommodate a variety of sizes. Many have elastic waistbands and use stretch fabrics to give a more comfortable fit. Some gowns or robes may have a waist tie or rope to add definition to the shape while some ladies costumes have waist ties or a corset design which will create better shape in the garment.

As we buy costumes from various manufacturers a small from one supplier may be a different fit than another which is as you will find with clothes on the high street.

We do try our best to average this out and give you a good idea of what to expect which we have shown in the table below but please refer to the item description also for more detail on sizing.

We will add information to the item description if we receive comments from customers about the sizing of a particular item which may help find the perfect fit.

If you think you or your child are in an in-between size or if you are unsure about size, we recommend that you buy one size larger. You can always easily adjust to be smaller rather than struggle to make larger or return for exchange.

Any further questions please feel free to call or e-mail our customer service team.

Please note that these sizes are for guidance only.

Some costumes have very different cuts and are made to fit a wide range of people.

If you, your child or the person you are buying the costume for are an in-between size, or if you are unsure about what size you require, we recommend you purchase one size larger. A costume can be easily taken in and there is always the option of exchanging for another size.

Please Note: Age and hights are approximate, children may vary greatly, this table is only a guide. Please see the individual listing for more detailed size help.

Ladies

Ladies Measurement Guide
Size (Abbreviation) Dress Size (UK) (a) Bust cm [in] (b) Waist cm [in] (c) Hips cm [in]
Standard (STD) 10 - 14 81 - 97 [32 - 38] 66 - 86 [26 - 34] 86 - 102 [34 - 40]
Extra Small (XS) 6 - 8 76 - 81 [30 -32] 61 - 66 [24 - 26] 81 - 86 [32 - 34]
Small (S) 8 - 10 81 - 86 [32 - 34] 66 - 71 [26 - 28] 86 - 91 [34 - 36]
Medium (M) 10 - 12 86 - 97 [34 - 38] 71 - 76 [28 - 30] 91 - 97 [36 - 38]
Large (L) 12 - 14 97 - 102 [38 - 40] 76 - 97 [30 - 34] 97 - 102 [38 - 40]
Plus Size / Fuller Figure (+) 16 - 20 107 - 112 [42 - 44] 97 - 102 [34 - 40] 107 - 117 [42 - 46]

Dress Size Conversion Chart

USA & Canada UK Europe Japan Australia
2 4 32 5 6
4 6 34 7 8
6 8 36 9 10
8 10 38 11 12
10 12 40 13 14
12 14 42 15 16
14 16 44 17 18
16 18 46 19 20
18 20 48 21 22
20 22 50 23 24


Mens

Mens Measurement Guide
Size (Abbreviation) (a) Chest cm [in] (b) Waist cm [in] (c) Inseam cm [in]
Standard (STD) 91 - 112 [36 - 44] 66 - 86 [26 - 34] 84 [33]
Small (S) 86 - 97 [34 - 38] 66 - 71 [26 - 28] 81 [32]
Medium (M) 97 - 107 [38 - 42 76 - 86 [30 - 34] 81 [32]
Large (L) 107 - 117 [42 - 46] 86 - 97 [34 - 38] 84 [33]
Extra Large / Plus Size (XL/+) 117 - 127[46 - 50] 102 - 117 [40 - 46] [33]

Childrens

Childs Measurement Guide
Size (Abbreviation) (a) Approximate Height cm [in] (b) Approximate Age
Toddler 98 [38.5] 2 - 3 Years
Small 100 - 115 [39 - 45] 3 - 6 Years
Medium 110 - 130 [43 - 51] 5 - 9 Years
Large 120 - 140 [47 - 55] 8 - 12 Years